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Train connection time in Basel

We are taking a train from Colmar France to Lucerne with an 8 minute transfer in Basel. Will that be enough time? Is there a way to see the arrival and departure platforms for our trains so we have an idea of where to walk fast/run to? Also I bought the tickets through SNCF and it says these are kiosk tickets. Can I validate both in France or would I have to validate in Basel again for the Lucerne portion of the trip?

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You can see the platforms by putting your info in for the date and time of travel at www.sbb.ch/en.

I am guessing the Colmar-Basel tickets are TER tickets which have to be validated. These arrive at the "France" platforms at Basel SBB station (platforms 31 to 35), which are a bit of a walk to the main platforms. However, Swiss tickets do not have to be validated, you just get on a train. There are at least 3 connections every hour to Luzern, so if you miss a connection, just wait 20 minutes or so for the next one. There is only one direct connection every hour at 14 past the hour. The others require a connection at Olten.